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UNEMPLOYED Angus people are getting back into the workplace thanks to advice and support from a team of specialists based in Angus Council.

From their offices in Arbroath, the Towards Employment team (TET) is providing a one stop shop for people interested in receiving advice and support to remove existing barriers to work, training, volunteering or education.

The team’s annual customer satisfaction survey has revealed that of the 239 clients helped back into work in 2011/12, all of them rated the support offered by TET as excellent, very good, or good.

The type of support received by clients included help with the transition from benefits to their first wage. Help with travel costs, childcare advice and help accessing training were also offered.

Of those surveyed and overwhelming 99.2 per cent said the support from TET made a difference when looking for or when starting work.

Angus Council’s economic development spokesperson, Councillor Mairi Evans said: “The feedback from clients shows the positive impact the Towards Employment team is making to the lives of Angus people by offering a specialist and tailor-made service to enable them to get into the jobs market.

“In an ever-changing economic climate, it is important that the service continues to evolve, and suggestions received by clients on how the service can be enhanced will be taken on board as we strive to increase the opportunities available to local people.”

For more information call the team on 01241 438160.